Antibody prevalence of West Nile virus in birds, Illinois, 2002

Adam M. Ringia, Bradley J. Blitvich, Hyun Young Koo, Marshall Van De Wyngaerde, Jeff D. Brawn, Robert J. Novak

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Abstract

Antibodies to West Nile virus were detected in 94 of 1,784 Illinois birds during 2002. Captive and urban birds had higher seropositivity than did birds from natural areas, and northern and central Illinois birds' seropositivity was greater than that from birds from the southern sites. Adult and hatch-year exposure rates did not differ significantly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1120-1124
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2004

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Ringia, A. M., Blitvich, B. J., Koo, H. Y., Van De Wyngaerde, M., Brawn, J. D., & Novak, R. J. (2004). Antibody prevalence of West Nile virus in birds, Illinois, 2002. Emerging infectious diseases, 10(6), 1120-1124. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1006.030644